Finance Manager

Samaritan's Purse, Yangon, Myanmar

Skill RequiredFinance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th March, 2018

Job Description

Do you have a mind for numbers and a heart for people?  Join us as a Finance Manager at Samaritan’s Purse (SP)!  As a Finance Manager in Myanmar, your expertise will contribute directly to the site’s fiscal responsibility and staff welfare, ensuring the organization’s ability to deliver continued Christ-like care to people in need.  For an opportunity to serve a hurting world as the hands and feet of Jesus, let God put your talents to use for a humanitarian cause with an eternal purpose through Samaritan’s Purse.  Join us, today!       

Description of Job duties:

  • Maintain detailed records for all financial transactions in an organized and professional manner.
  • Supervise and assure performance of daily functions including recording all cash, check and bank transfer transactions, maintaining cash and bank ledgers, monitoring cash advances and field expense reports, reconciling cash on hand and monthly bank statements.
  • Provide required monthly financial reports regarding country-wide operations by specified deadlines to the Country Director (CD) and SP International Headquarters as assigned.
  • Ensure financial/accounting activity is carried out accurately and in accordance with applicable field accounting policies.
  • Review and approve financial transactions for field operations within the designated region (includes vouchers, FERs, Cash Advances, transfers, etc.).
  • Ensure adequate cash flow for operations and safety of financial resources at all assigned locations.
  • Ensure all cash is reconciled on a minimum weekly basis, reporting any over/under to leadership, investigating any discrepancies.
  • Administer all cash advances to employees and partners, reconciling all receipts and remaining cash at month’s end.
  • Maintain close and cooperative working relationships with fellow staff members.
  • Provide support to Base Manager and/or Program Managers with regard to financial policies/practices and related areas.
  • Ensure contracts are current on all rental properties, facilities, and vehicles.
  • Identify areas for financial and administrative improvement and work to implement feasible improvements.
  • Prepare all in-country financial reporting to grantors in a timely and accurate manner, according to the reporting requirements of each grantor.
  • Assist in preparing and critically reviewing all budgets, including internal and external project budgets, ensuring that all activities and support mechanisms are adequately funded and that all budgets are accurate and reasonable.
  • Prepare for and host all internal and external audits and auditors in collaboration with field leadership to ensure compliance with SP and donor requirements.
  • Follow through on all financially related audit recommendations.
  • Provide training to and work closely with program, logistics, and human resources staff as needed regarding interrelationship of financial responsibility and departmental duties.

Job requirements:

  • Strong relational skills and financial management experience.
  • Experience with foreign currencies and grants management preferred.
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Experience working and living overseas preferred, with ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Above average verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • People management and delegation abilities.
  • Works well with a level head and diplomacy in a sometimes adverse and pressured environment.
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with an emphasis in accounting plus two or more years related accounting and managerial experience; CPA, MA or equivalent certification preferred; or equivalent combination of accounting education and managerial experience.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.


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